Higher Education Partnerships Guide (PDF)
This brochure contains information about all of the MCPS and higher education partnerships available for non-certified teachers, support staff, teachers, and administrators.
Program Focus: The M.Ed. in Human Development is a 30-credit, 5-semester program focusing on the translation of theory and research on achievement motivation, and adolescent social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development as it influences motivation to achieve and school adjustment at the secondary level. This program includes a six-credit, MSDE approved Secondary Reading certification Course. The program is run as a cohort model with a new cohort beginning each fall. Courses are primarily held at the Universities of Shady Grove campus in Rockville. All on-campus fees are waived for this program.
Length of Program: 2 years (30 credit hours). Upon Successful Completion of the Program: Eligible for a masterís degree in education in human development
Interest meetings to learn more about this program will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM (USG Bldg. 3, Rm. 2220); Wednesday, March 26, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM (USG Bldg. 3, Rm. 2203); Tuesday, April 29, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM (USG Bldg. 3, Rm. 3203); Wednesday, May 21, 2014: 4:15-5:30 PM (USG Bldg. 3, Rm. 2203) at the Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove in Rockville. Sign up on PDO for this meeting. Locations for the February, March, April, and May interest meetings will be announced in the near future.
Web site: http://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/academic/degreeListings/MastersEd-MCPS.pdf
Contact: Dr. Ann A. Battle, Program Director, at email@example.com, or Ms. Eileen Kramer, Graduate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org (301-405-8714) for further information and/or application instructions. The MCPS contact is Dr. Brenda Delany, 301-315-7384.
Interest Meeting Ė Hood College/MCPS Partnership in Educational Leadership (posted 8/26/13)
Hood College and MCPS, through the Office of Human Resources and Development, will offer the Educational Leadership Program. The partnership offers a 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership program or an 18-credit Certification Preparation program for those who already hold a masterís degree in a related educational field. The program is open to certified teachers who will have three or more years of teaching experience by the time of program completion.
An interest meeting will be held at the MCPS Center for Skillful Teaching/Festival Shopping Center, 283 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 4:30 Ė 5:30 p.m.
Please R.S.V.P for the event at www.hood.edu/gradevents
For further information contact Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384 or Dr. Joan Carroll (Hood College) at email@example.com.
University of Maryland - Master's in Special Education Degree
NEW Full Tuition Fellowship
OUTREACH Masterís of Education
The University of Maryland is pleased to announce a new Masterís in Special Education Degree program which will include a fellowship (free) covering full tuition for the cohort of 16 participants. This two year, 36 credit hour Masterís degree (M.Ed.) is designed for teachers who hold current certification in Special Education. Classes will begin Spring 2014. This program has a focus on students with autism spectrum disorders and includes an endorsement in Severe Disabilities. Classes for this graduate program will be held in western Montgomery County and possibly other western Maryland counties. Scholars take their classes in the early evening after school. The program has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant (OSEP GRANT: H325K130411) which will make it possible for admitted students to be eligible for a fellowship covering the cost of graduate tuition and fees (Please understand that there is a ďService ObligationĒ attached by Congress.) Scholars who receive federal funding from the University of Maryland for graduate study are required to provide work related to training for a period of two years for every year of funding or replay the cost of the assistance. All applicants should review federal requirements available at: https://serviceobligations.ed.gov/scholars/.
For more information on the M.Ed. program: http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/academics/degree_programs/ (Under Masters Programs click on Master's Degree in Special Education with Certification in Severe Disabilities and A Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers, Professionals, and Professional Staff - Shady Grove, MD.)
Questions regarding the UMD Masterís in Special Education, please contact Agnesanne J. Danehey, Ph.D. at 301-938-7386 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MCPS contact is Dr. Brenda Delany at 301.315.7384 or email@example.com
Information sessions will be held at the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI), 4 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD on December 10th at 3:30 p.m. and December 12th at 4:30 p.m. Kindly register on PDO to attend the information sessions. Please note that you do not have to attend the information sessions to apply for this M.Ed. UMD will admit to the degree program until the cohort is filled.
MCPS/UMCP Master's Degree Partnership in Elementary STEM Education - Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2013
Montgomery County Public Schools through the Office of Human Resources and Development and University of Maryland College Park are offering the opportunity to earn a Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership with a specialization in Elementary STEM Education.
This is a 3-year masterís program that has been designed to reflect the STEM Standards of practice released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Candidates are required to complete 30 credits of coursework to support their knowledge, abilities, and dispositions to engage in science, engineering, mathematics, and technological inquiry. Additionally, the program will foster the teachersí analyses of topics and issues on pedagogical practices, policies that support effective teaching, and reflection on both their own teaching and studentsí learning for decision-making and leadership roles in schools.
All courses are offered at The Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove, located in Rockville, Maryland. Class sessions are held once a week in the evenings (except for the summer session) and coursework is offered at a reduced rate.
In order to apply for our program, you must first apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School at http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/welcome/application_process.html
Find an application guide packet in our website http://ter.ps/1sy Once you complete your application, please let the Department of Teaching & Learning, Policy & Leadership know by contacting Amy Green in the College of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301)-405-0886.
For more information about the program, including information on how to complete the application, visit UM, Center for Mathematics Education Outreach website http://ter.ps/1sy or contact Amy Green, University of Maryland at email@example.com, 301-405-0886 or Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384.
For questions about the application process to the Graduate School please contact Joy Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-405-3118.
MCPS/McDaniel College Partnership in Administration and Supervision
Montgomery County Public Schools through the Office of Human Resources and Development and McDaniel College are offering the opportunity to earn your Master's Degree and/or Administrator I Endorsement. All courses will be offered in Montgomery County. Coursework is offered at a reduced tuition rate.
For more information contact Nick Urick, McDaniel College at email@example.com or Dr. Brenda Delany(MCPS) at 301-315-7384.
CITE - Master's Degree in Elementary Education
The University of Maryland at College Park and the Montgomery County Public Schools through the Office of Human Resources and Development are seeking candidates for the Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education (CITE) program beginning late August 2014. CITE is an 18-month program that runs for five consecutive semesters. Successful completion of this program will result in a masterís degree in elementary education and Maryland certification in grades one through six.
Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor's degree and during the program work in MCPS as a paraeducator. As in previous years, emphasis will be placed on recruiting a culturally and racially diverse group of participants who will receive consideration for teaching positions in MCPS upon successful completion of the CITE program.
For additional information about the program contact Dr. Brenda Delany at 301-315-7384.
MCPS/Montgomery College Offer Teacher Certification
Montgomery College (MC) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) through the Office of Human Resources and Development partner to offer an innovative teacher preparation program for talented individuals who wish to become teachers in MCPS secondary schools. The competitive program is designed to address Marylandís teacher shortage in high need areas such as Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Spanish. Recruiting areas vary from year to year, and will usually be announced around July 1. Potential candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and be able to document expertise in the selected teaching field.
For more information contact Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) or the ACET Program Staff Assistant, School of Education, phone: 240-567-4061, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website, http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/acet/acet.html.
Bachelor's Degree Partnership with Washington Adventist University in Orgranizational Management
MCPS, through the Office of Human Resouces and Development, and Washington Adventist University (WAU) are offering the opportunity to support staff with an Associate's Degree or 60 undergraduate credits to earn a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management.
To learn more about this partnership, contact Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) @ 301-315-7384 or Ms. Janet Brode, (WAU) at email@example.com.
MCPS/UMCP Master's Degree Partnership in Middle School Mathematics - Still Accepting Applications
Montgomery County Public Schools through the Office of Human Resources and Development and University of Maryland College Park are offering the opportunity to earn a Master's Degree in Middle School Mathematics. Additionally, you may have the possibility to apply for an add-on endorsement in middle school mathematics to your current teacher certification from MSDE (this is not an initial teacher certification).
Program candidates are prepared to become highly qualified middle school mathematics teachers, fulfilling the mathematics education needs of students in urban settings. A 3-year masterís program, candidates are required to complete 30 credits of coursework in mathematics, mathematics education and teacher research.
This program is appropriate for current middle school math teachers with elementary certification, or for teachers who wish to teach mathematics at the middle school level.
It is possible to join the cohort program in the Summer 2013. All courses will be offered at The Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove. Coursework is offered at a reduced rate. Application is online at http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/welcome/application_process.html
For more information about the program, visit the UMD Center for Mathematics Education District Partnership programs website, https://www.education.umd.edu/MathEd/Outreach/DDP_MCPS.html
For more information contact Beatriz Quintos, University of Maryland at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Brenda Delany (MCPS) at 301-315-7384.
The application for accelerated tuition reimbursement is now available at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/ development/teams/programs/tuition.shtm.
MCPS union members in accelerated study programs that require completion of more than nine credits per fiscal year can apply for accelerated tuition reimbursement. The credits used for the accelerated tuition reimbursement will count toward your future reimbursement. Reimbursements shall not exceed 45 credits in 5 years. After the completion of the program, you will not be eligible for any additional reimbursement until you make-up the number of credits that you were reimbursed in of 9 credits per fiscal year. For example, if you are reimbursed for 18 credits in excess of the 9 credits per fiscal year that is normally allowed, then you will not be eligible for tuition reimbursement for the next two years after completing the program.
Click on the link above for the application. This is an interactive document: please type the information in the boxes before printing the form. Completed forms must be accompanied by a copy of the unit memberís Program of Studies in order to be considered for approval. For questions, please contact Wendy Moten in the Office of Human Resources and Development, 301-315-7383, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Brenda Delany, Ed.D.
Montgomery County Public Schools,
45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2300
Rockville, MD 20850